We are in the process of migrating our servers to a new data center. Currently we are on SQL Server 2014 and SSIS packages deploy in seconds.
The new data center has several SQL server 2016 installs and I noticed that on some of them the "Changing protection level" takes a very long time (around 7 minutes!) but on some it is fast. When I change the SSIS project's TargetServerVersion to 2016 the changing protection level is slow on all new servers.
The ProtectionLevel of the project and packages is set to (and has been) to DontSaveSensitive.
What is causing the slowness and how can I troubleshoot this? It eventually does deploy without any errors.